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Jewish author's 'messy' draft transforms into rock star novel on Amazon

"Writing is a messy process," says author Elizabeth Poliner. "People who don't write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like." But readers wouldn't know "what a mess it...


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Donald Trump praises Israel’s racial profiling, calls for same in U.S. (JTA)—Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested that the United States use racial profiling like Israel to prevent mass attacks like the one in Orland...


Shared support for Israeli youth village fosters growing Jewish-Christian bonds

Dr. Tim Shepherd raised his son Adam, a pre-law student at the University of North Texas, to become a devoted supporter of Israel. The Shepherds not only support Israel from their vantage point as...

 By Margot Slade    News    June 24, 2016

Why Jewish moms are celebrating with Hillary

NEW YORK (JTA)—It happened all at once and not to me alone. There was Hillary Clinton, in her June 7 victory speech, honoring her mother’s memory; saluting her daughter, Chelsea; paying tribute to herself for raising such a child, and claiming...


Iran, the Holocaust, 'Septembers of Shiraz'-and me

(JTA)-"Septembers of Shiraz" is a film about a prosperous Jewish family in Iran caught up in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution that overthrew the shah. It's based on Dalia Sofer's well-received...


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